Culver City/ Los Angeles, California – January 16, 2013 – Bruce Lurie Gallery is very pleased to announce its next exhibition of works by artist Leonel Matheu. Made in Miami is an exhibition that shows a group of pieces in different mediums. The art show is conformed by artworks in oil on canvas, drawings on canvas and silkscreen pieces.
Matheu uses a figurative graphic language to express diverse stories that create, in the viewer, a finding of the lesson of a story, which is the mission that the artist perceives in his body of artwork.
For more than 20 years Leonel Matheu has exhibited his artwork in different art galleries, international art fairs and art museums that had taken place in many cities throughout the US and abroad such as in Japan, China, Korea, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Argentina. His artwork is part of public collections in various art museums, and between them are the MOCA-Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami Beach, The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, The Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, The Georgia Museum of Art at University of Georgia in Athens, The Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, The University Art Museum in Radford University, Virginia and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Velez-Malaga, Spain among others. His professional experience also can be viewed as an interactive artwork at the CultureScapes Gallery in the Young at Art Museum (YAA) of Broward County in Davie. In addition, Matheu’s work can be found through Art in Public Places in the US such as The Jackson South Community Hospital (Interior/ Wayfinding System) as part of the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places collection, “Vessel” Sculpture at the City of Hialeah, “Pedestriart” at Miami Midtown Park, and it has been extended to international levels at Comuna de Vitacura in Santiago de Chile.
In several occasions Leonel Matheu had received national and international awards in recognition to his professional artistic career.
Leonel Matheu is a Cuban-American artist currently living and working in Miami and Los Angeles.